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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 50
  2. Negative: 3 out of 50
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  1. Mashie
    Jul 7, 2002
    4
    Weak ideas, coincidence-driven plot, and boring.
  2. MarcK.
    Jun 16, 2002
    4
    I kept hearing how all the sub-plots wove together so beautifully like in Magnolia or Pulp Fiction...I certainly didn't see that in this movie. Clea Duvall is the only bright spot in this pointless effort. I see that Roger Ebert loved this movie. Is there any movie Ebert DOESN'T rate highly anymore? Yeesh!
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 70
    It starts slowly, but this contemplative drama's cumulative effect is genuinely haunting.
  2. 75
    Nothing fantastic or supernatural ever happens, but you can still feel cosmic forces at work behind the scenes, conspiring to repeatedly test the movie's characters, doling out reward and punishment in equal doses.
  3. Smart, serious and deftly composed, New York director Jill Sprecher's jigsaw anthology film, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, is the kind of work you want to applaud just for its ambitions.